Saturday, May 18, 2013
Work will impact riders on the Red, Orange and Green lines through system closing Sunday night.
Traveling on Metro this weekend? Stay informed about delays. Metro will perform system rebuilding work on all but one line in this weekend. The rebuilding work will result in service changes on the Red, Orange and Green lines. Blue or Yellow lines riders can breathe easy, there is no scheduled track work on either line this weekend. According to a Metro news release: Red Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 17 through closing Sun., May 19 Orange Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 17 through closing Sun., May 19 Green Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 17 through closing Sun., May 19 MAP: Click on your nearest station on the map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Work will impact riders on the Red, Green, Blue and Orange lines starting at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing Sunday night.
Five Red Line stations will be closed for the weekend of May 3-5 as Metro does track work: Glenmont, Wheaton, Forest Glen, Silver Spring and Takoma. This weekend's rebuilding work will also result in service changes on the Red, Orange, Blue and Green lines, beginning at 10 p.m. Friday. Four stations on the Green Line will be closed (see below for details). Yellow Line trains will operate normally between Huntington and Fort Totten. MAP: Click on your nearest station on the map to see when the next train arrives and to learn about any alerts. According to a Metro news release: Red Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 3 through closing Sun., May 5 Orange Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 3 through closing Sun., May 5 Blue Line - 10 p.m. Fri., May 3 through …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Volunteers from real estate development firm worked with Rock Creek Conservancy for ‘Extreme Cleanup’
On what was dubbed the Twinbrook Extreme Cleanup, nearly 50 volunteers cleared away 4,000 pounds of debris along the Twinbrook portion of Rock Creek Park on Saturday, company officials announced. For the second year in a row, volunteers with JBG Companies, a Chevy-Chase-based real estate company, teamed up with Rock Creek Conservancy. This year, the crews set out to do some extreme cleaning in a wooded area off Fishers Lane near a few of JBG's developments—Twinbrook Station, the Health and Human Services campus and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease building, which is under construction. The folks at JBG submitted this photo to Patch on Monday.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Family, volunteers honor the man and the story behind the reclaimed Higgins Cemetery.
Nearly 200 years after his death, James Higgins could be about to get his monument back. Fifty years after the death of the Montgomery County planter and Revolutionary War veteran, Higgins’ family erected an obelisk monument where he was buried on what was a sprawling family farm in Rockville. Today, the obelisk is gone and the plot, in a neighborhood known as Spring Lake Park, is within earshot of traffic on Rockville Pike and within sight of construction cranes at the Parklawn Building on Fisher Avenue. But unlike the case for much of the 20th century, the plot is being preserved by a group of volunteers, historians and Higgins descendants. On Saturday, the group, known as the Higgins Cemetery Historic Preservation Association, Inc., …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Police: A woman threatened suicide with a gun; dismissal delayed for students at nearby school.
A barricade situation at a home in Rockville’s Twinbrook neighborhood ended peacefully Tuesday afternoon, police said. Montgomery County and Rockville city police responded around 3 p.m. to a call in the 13000 block of Okinawa Avenue for a woman who was threatening suicide with a firearm, Officer Janelle Smith, a county police spokeswoman, said. Around 4 p.m. the woman voluntarily came out of the house without incident, said Officer Britta Thomas, a county police spokeswoman. Students who walk home from Twinbrook Elementary School were held until the situation was resolved, Maj. Michael W. England said in an email obtained by Rockville Patch. "Their parents were called and asked to pick up their child," Dana Tofig, a county schools …
Friday, December 14, 2012
A ceremony at an unearthed cemetery will honor veterans, including a Revolutionary War soldier.
Fifteen years ago a group of volunteers began unearthing a bit of Rockville history. On a third of an acre nestled between three industrial buildings not far from where Twinbrook Parkway passes over railroad tracks, it lay buried under about a foot of overgrowth and trash. On Saturday, the group will mark the preservation of that history as it dedicates four cornerstones marking the boundaries of the Higgins Cemetery and holds a wreath-laying ceremony honoring the family’s patriarch, James Higgins, a planter and Revolutionary War soldier who is buried at the site. Volunteers and Higgins descendants also will celebrate the cemetery’s designation by the Montgomery County Council last year on the county’s Master Plan for Historic …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Police said the incident occurred in the Twinbrook neighborhood and was apparently an isolated incident.
A Rockville man who went fishing earlier this month caught a surprise when he got home. He found a man, wearing only a pair of white socks, asleep on his couch, Rockville City police said. Police are investigating the incident, which occurred in the 12900 block of Ardennes Avenue in the city’s Twinbrook neighborhood. When the resident returned home about 5:22 a.m. on Sept. 1, he knocked on a bedroom window to ask his wife, who was inside, to help him unload a fishing boat, said Maj. Michael W. England, commander of the Rockville City Police Department’s Special Operations Bureau. When the resident entered the home he found the nearly naked man asleep on the couch, England said. The resident later told a police that the man was wearing …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Bryan Matthew Wilt faces assault and other charges.
A Rockville man was arrested in connection with a stabbing on Tuesday in Twinbrook, the City of Rockville announced in a news release. Bryan Matthew Wilt, 31, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon and reckless endangerment, according to police. Rockville City Police responded to a report of a stabbing in the 5900 block of Lemay Road at 8:56 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the release. Officers saw a person, later identified as Wilt, running on Lemay Road with a knife in hand, the release said. Wilt was taken into custody without incident. A victim was found in a nearby residence and taken to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda for treatment of multiple stab wounds. The victims’ …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
JBG Companies sponsored Twinbrook site for annual Rock Creek Conservancy project.
More than 60 volunteers spent four hours Saturday cleaning up Rock Creek in Twinbrook as part of the Rock Creek Conservancy's fourth annual Extreme Cleanup. The JBG Companies sponsored the cleanup in Twinbrook, where Chevy Chase-based JBG is building several projects. The Twinbrook site was one of 65 throughout the Rock Creek watershed. Another cleanup is planned for April 28 in Kensington. About 2,000 volunteers participated in Saturday's cleanup region-wide, Braeden Bumpers, a Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteer with the Rock Creek Conservancy, said in a news release from JBG. “This could be our most successful yet,” Bumpers said of the cleanup. The Twinbrook totals for trash and junk removed from the park could lead the day’s …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Associated Builders and Contractors of Metropolitan Washington met for its monthly meeting in Rockville on Wednesday.
White Flint Mall in North Bethesda will be unrecognizable in a few years after the Lerner Corp. is finished redeveloping it, said Francine Waters, senior director of transportation for the corporation. Waters spoke as a member of a panel which discussed development plans for the Rockville Pike corridor during the Associated Builders and Contractors of Metropolitan Washington monthly meeting on Wednesday. The 45-acre mall will become a mixed-use megaspace with residential units, commercial offices, anchored by upscale stores like Lord and Taylor. "We are creating a new city...What you see today will not be there. There will be no mall," Waters told the group. "The actual property itself will look entirely different." Rod Lawrence, who …